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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Big blockbuster movies – some that will make you cheer and others that you will demand your money back. With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Training Bricks – Bricklayer. Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013.  For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Ghost Factoid: I n recognition of those lists identifying the scariest movies, here is my top five: Exorcist, The Shining, The Changeling (1980 version), Poltergeist (fun fact: the exterior of the house – seen in the movie, is only five blocks from where I live) and Ju-On (2002). #9 Quicklessons. Nice assessment tool. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Shocking? You bet. SCORM/AICC.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Professional Presenter X – comes with  sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George. " PowerPoint

Top 4 Reasons Why Movie-based Learning is Effective

CommLab India

The answer is movie-based learning. Let’s now see the reasons why movie-based learning is effective. Movie-based learning has: A Story. Stories are powerful tools that help the learner delve deep into the concept as they bring in a powerful and meaningful learning experience to the learner. Movie-based learning includes a pack of emotions, actions, knowledge etc.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Fear not, however, as we’re here to help you with this, by suggesting the (you’ve guessed it) top 10 most useful tools for online employee training.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015

OpenSesame

Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. Simply type in a favorite author or book title and instantly browse those the possibilities. Bookish provides additional information to reader, include essasy, author interviews, even emotional GIFs submitted by fellow fans.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Adventure Maker Adventure Maker Asset Management Screen Adventure Maker : Toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia software without any scripting or programming.

Articulate Storyline for E-learning Development – Replacing Videos Without Affecting Triggers

CommLab India

Double click on the video file, you will find some options under Movie Tools. Related Posts 4 Tips for Developing E-learning Course Using Rapid Authoring Tools Rapid E-learning through Storyline Tool: 5 Infographics Sharing Key Features 4 Reasons to Use Templates in E-learning Course Development. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.  OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Create SD and HD movies. Comes with a screen capture tool, spell checker (many RCATs do not), Slide audio recording & editing. Assessment tool built in.

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5 Ways to Motivate Remote Teams

DigitalChalk eLearning

You can only create new value when you protect what is already valuable,” writes management guru Jurgen Appelo in #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients. You can toss a nickel and hit one of these lists on Google, like this one from a Mind Tools’ TED Talk. Well, we keep in constant contact daily, with written communication tools, as well as we give daily reports of what we did on IDoneThis , which are emailed out to the whole team at the end of each day. Tools like LMSs help your remote team seem less remote.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Personally,  I like this because everyone who uses software, often jumps right in and starts going, rather than take the time to read how to do things (inc. Exceptions – Superman 2, Godfather 2, All that Batman movies (C.Nolan films), Bad News Bears Breaking Training, a couple of Planet of the Ape movies (the originals from the 60’s). Godfather 2 – Excellent.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Content Authoring tool, Assessment tool and surveys/quizzes. Built into the system, rarely charged extra for it, but sadly there are still vendors out there who charge you for the privilege of using it – specifically their content authoring tool. Typically not robust content authoring tools, but they will do what you need to have done, that said I have seen a few of the authoring tools that rival Captivate or beat it, but this is low, although I expect it to grow. The assessment tool, is commonly solid in these systems.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Vendors design tools with features. But if you can step away from what the vendor calls the product and how they present the features, you’ll learn to get more value out of the tools. Essentially the tools create multimedia content regardless of how they’re designed.

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: First Look

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of my favorites is the Locate Item tool. Open a topic and select an image or a Captivate movie. Click the Locate Item tool and the item will be highlighted in the Project Manager. Adobe RoboHelp Help Help Authoring Help Systems TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing UA User Assistance User Experienceby Willam van Weelden. Skins and Layouts.

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Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. Legacy development tools have been criticized for many reasons, but the following two problems remain the most prominent ones. Most of these tools force developers to be dependent on a specific vendor or program.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorial now available on Lynda.com

Adobe Captivate

It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 6. Here’s one of the movies from the course, where David explains [.]. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite captivate training Captivate tutorial lynda.com rapid elearningLynda.com has announced a new tutorial for Adobe Captivate 6 presented by David Rivers. How do I.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. MOV: (QuickTime Movie) MOV is a popular video format file, originally developed by Apple Inc. Learning Technology rapid authoring toolsAdobe Captivate 9. EMF: (Enhanced Metafile) used for printing.

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Mac Authoring Tools - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

This organization predominantly has Macs and would like to use something like Articulate or Captivate to: "convert our existing Powerpoint trainings, include quizes, track responding, track time spent enaged, insert Quicktime movies and deploy via the web." I was just asked a question and was a bit at a loss for a response. For so long, Adobe has had products on both Mac and PC, I assumed that Captivate had a Mac version - but I didn't find one. Any suggestions

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

There are a bunch of software tools that will accommodate most of your needs, and more. Inconsistent fonts look unprofessional and imply the author’s negligence – an effect you definitely want to avoid. Screencasting software like Camtasia enables the instructor to share the screen with the audience and display all types of content right from the computer. Audio tips.

Creating Custom eTraining CoursesFive Tips(by the wise words of Yoda, inspired)

Global eTraining

Before I went to see the latest  Star Wars movie (which is still in theatres as I write this), I was binge-watching all of the old films. This is the movie where Yoda utters his most infamous line : “Do or do not do. This advice is not only helpful to Luke, who’s trying to raise his fighter from the swamp, it also rings true for AEC professionals looking to create eTraining courses with their own content to complement their existing software training. Software Basics Are Just The Start. “Do or do not do. There is no try.”. There is no try.” GeT More Information.

Create #mobile #quizzes free & paid options for #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

Will the mobile quizzes be embedded in a learning platform? (if so, you need to make sure that if you use mobile authoring tools that are SCORM-compatible Why? An example of a mobile quiz option for Moodle is Mobile Study For mobile authoring tools, look at the end of this blogpost, for a free and easy mobile quiz tutorial just read the following section.

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Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

I would love to tell you that this is an amazing rapid content authoring tool that can do it all, achieve it all and frankly is absolutely fantastic. Web movie. The SB is an option under tools and shows the templates that are available for you to select from, how they look with the headers, banner, content (font, etc.), Perhaps not a big deal, if this is the first tool you have ever seen or used. But sadly, this is not to be.  While I had some exciting expectations when I jumped into the product, by the end of it all,  I felt drained.  The Breakout. Library.

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools. I'm going to include IE7 under this heading, which is probably the tool I use the most after Outlook – the improvements such as tabbed browsing mean that it has caught up with Firefox (sounds like some form of heresy). just love how easy it is to create great looking movies, with input straight from my hard disk-based camcorder. Blogger: I didn't choose my blogging tool, I just took the easy option and used the one that Google provided. particularly like the RSS feeds facility in Outlook. Who's next

Great Reads on Gamification

Everything E-Learning

This post from the eLearning Brothers discusses the movie Ender’s Game and all the cool game simulations and interactive graphics in it. Looking for an authoring tool that has the power and flexibility to create gamified training? The post Great Reads on Gamification appeared first on e-Learning Software and Authoring Tools. What is eLearning Gamification?

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant. So,  do I really need to continue using these authoring tools? Here is a tutorial on  How to Add Basic SCORM code to a Flash Movie from Pipwerks. Tools flash e-Learning

Rapid drag and drop authoring

Clive on Learning

Rapid development tools are by definition going to adopt a position towards the 'easy-to-use' end of the scale, even though this usually means compromising on functionality. When I bumped into Tony Lowe at the ALT-C conference in Leeds, he told me about a tool he'd created called Dragster. Dragster is a versatile online tool for creating stand-alone, Flash-based drag and drop activities. The tool outputs the activity as a zip containing an HTML file, an XML file, a Flash movie and the various images. Not to forget matching up pairs. It has a game-like feel.

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A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Let's explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? del.icio.us

Why e-learning should be in perpetual beta

Clive on Learning

right first time approach works if you are building skyscrapers or making Hollywood movies. But in an era in which software apps and web content are updated almost constantly and usually painlessly, there is simply no argument for treating e-learning content as if we were making $100m movies or printing books. It doesnt help that most e-learning content is exported from an authoring tool as a zip file and then uploaded to an LMS. Until the guys who make the tools get their act together, we can still operate a more agile design and development process.

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Award for all awards

eLearning 24-7

The movie industry doesn’t even have that many organizations, and this industry is known for giving out lots of awards. CODiE – in one category under “Software”,  32 awards are available, at least two winners per award, one has three: 65 winners – some of the awards do not fall under “e-learning” CODiE – under “Education”,  23 awards are available, at least two winners per award, a couple have 3 winners. authoring tools Awards e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LMS award winners awards craig weiss e-learning awards

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Select the Audio Tools Playback tab.    Select Audio Tools Playback > Play across slides. The second option for playing audio tracks one right after the other would be to import the files into another program like Windows Movie Maker. If you are using a PC with PowerPoint, there is a good chance your system came pre-loaded with the WMM software.

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

Janet Clarey

I’ve used a bunch of desktop authoring tools – Lectora, Dreamweaver, Authorware, Captivate, and Articulate to name a few. haven’t really used a lot of web-based authoring tools though. I was kind of out of that aspect (development) of e-learning at the time they started becoming more mainstream. spent an hour or so with Roger from Udutu looking at their authoring tool and have to say I’m really kind of blown away as to its capabilities. Easy to add multimedia like movies. Not my best work : ). Dial-up). Flash templates.

Big Question: How to use Text-to-Speech in eLearning and when

Ignatia Webs

Tony Karer and Joel Harband (from Tuval software) got together and wrote up three posts on embedding Text-To-Speech in your eLearning courses. The following TTS post focused on the Digital Signal Processor (yes, for you techy audio people out there) And in his last post, Tony and Joel look at h ow TTS can be embedded in eLearning authoring software.

Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

The learner dynamics will have a profound impact on the overall design of the learning environment or course architecture and the tools you will use to design the learning environment. 4. Choosing one type of mobile device will allow you to search for just one authoring tool or content building option. Authoring tools or programming or social media? Most of the social media tools offer mobile options and they are made specifically for sharing/writing content as well. 9. What is the goal of the mLearning project? Is it to develop a course? BYOD or not?

Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

The posts from this blog in 2012 offered advice for trying out new eLearning authoring tools and other technologies as well as advice for trying out various instructional approaches. ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora. A Few Lectora Tips. Of course, Lectora isn’t the only tool out there. Or maybe you’d like to acquaint yourself with some different tools. While a fluency in authoring tools can go a long way, making eLearning user-friendly is just as important. What does the 80's movie WarGames tell us about learning games?